Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Eliot dedicates this poem to Pound not only because he helped give the poem shape, but because Pound has at the time of publication of The Waste Land, 1922, been a tremendous friend and teacher to Eliot for 10 years. They discussed poetry together frequently and their poems give evidence of a mutual influence. Pound was a key figure in the Modernist movement and at the heart of several sub-movements, such as Vorticism and Imagism.

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Ezra Pound
The Facsimile  
The Serious Artist
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